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How to move around like a hungry for space dancer. My teachers used to tell me to Eat Up Space. We will learn how to make our own dances. Vocabulary and Improv, Dynamic, Structure and Form. Finding what it means to write a story or poem with your body's movement, the space it is inhabiting and of course, idea.
I have two graduate degrees: one in Music and the other in Dance and Theater studies.
My undergraduate degree is from The Juilliard School, in Dance.
I've taught children and grown ups for many years. I have a strong performing career and love the way teaching keeps me in a giving and learning place.
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With beginning students I am very laid back and patient and believe strongly that in the play of games and experiments technique will develop and manifest. As the student becomes more advanced I become more demanding as do the materials.
As an Acting teacher I have the capacity to take students along all the way to professional and beyond. I'm a member of the Actors Studio, the performing unions and ha
For Dance, I have a wide knowledge and can teach several forms as well as history and materials. I also teach Ballet and many forms of Modern Dance. I adore teaching dance composition. To help a dance student make their own dances is very fulfilling. I also teach choreography or composition.
One of the aspects of dance composition that has recently captivated me is the composing of sound and music for the dance that is also being made. Using software, we can explore electroacoustic as well as language and text collage as sound score for your dance. It is super fun!!!
For the Visual Arts I teach Abstract Painting as well as Installation and Performance Art.
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I have supplies and space. Visual Art students need to contribute to materials by finding or purchasing whatever they like and adding to the mix. My students are welcome to use what I have here and I am always adding materials. Many people throw away materials that are perfectly good for art making so keep your eyes open and you'll find all kinds of good things. Visual Art students need to book a 2 hour minimum and I will lower the price if you just let me know you need it.
My fees: I start at a higher fee and after you've been a regular student we can lower the fee for you if you need.
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just a space to work in - we can create a work space out of any space.
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In dance I teach classical ballet principles for beginners or those who are returning and want to work carefully and privately. I teach from the tradition of Alfredo Corvino's principles of relationship to organic forms and structures for sound development. I studied with Mr Corvino for years and continue to study with Ernesta Corvino.
For acting I teach a combination of classical acting technique with American sense memory and relaxation skills. I am well versed in the teachings of Lee Strasberg and then spent time in London to 'fill in the cracks' of my training with analytical skills as well as the various european influences that the Royal National embrace.
I teach creative discovery in combination with classical devices so the student can discover their own artistry while learning actual classical devices for accomplishing specific goals.
· Dance · In studio
Highly recommend working with her!
· Acting · Online
· Abstract Painting · In home
It's all about confidence! Take personalized lessons to help you loosen up and build your confidence out there on the dance floor!
· Dance · In studio
· Hip Hop Dance · In home
· Hip Hop Dance · In studio
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8 years of latin ballroom experience. Trained in ballroom, bellydance, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics, and aerial arts including hoop, pole and silk. I have been mentored by national and international ballroom champions, and have been teaching ballroom for 4 years. All ages welcome. If your looking for a social way to stay fit, or just want to learn a new skill, you've come to the right place.
I am now offering online group classes in various subjects as well. Subjects include Zumba, Bellydance, and Hip hop with more coming soon. Classes run weekday mornings and some weekends.
· Zumba · Online
· Hip Hop Dance · In studio
· Dance · In home
What is great about taking dance lessons with Lia is that she assesses each student’s level, knowledge and styles of learning, and based on that she determines the best learning path to incorporate into the lesson by breaking down each step with ease and fun! So, if you are looking to be able to enjoy your social life by attending more parties, exercising while dancing, relieve stress, increase self-confidence, and prepare for upcoming wedding or event.
She specializes in creating a mesmerizing first dance - Fast, Fun and Easy! Your wedding dance should be put in the hands of a professional dance instructor.
· Salsa Dancing · In studio
· Swing Dance · In studio
· Ballroom Dance · In studio
My specialty is teaching tap as a musical instrument. For me, the movement serves the sound rather than a visual effect. No matter if you're a beginning, intermediate or advanced student, you will discover the potential of the human body to help internalize musical concepts such as phrasing, form, improvisation, and self-expression, as well as gain organic access to complex musical structures. Whether your focus is on building tap dance skills, seeking to connect body and mind in a profound and musical way, or are a musician who wants to become more connected and physically involved with the groove within - you are in the right place with me. The tap steps are merely tools to access your unique voice. My tap lessons combine technique, improvisation, and combinations with mindfulness, breathing, and body awareness exercises. Find the groove that is within you!
My performance credits include Thomas Marek's show NOLA, the sound art/tap performance Homöostep, the Tap Ahead Festival, and Daniel Luka's T.A.P. My current main project is Neosole, which explores tap as a music instrument, as a full member of the rhythm section, not just soloing as a gimmick on top of the music, but being fully integrated, comping and providing a foundation for the musical context.
I have been invited to teach at renowned facilities such as tanzhaus nrw, tap club, and Rebeltanz, and to be a tap dancer in residence at Thomas Marek's Studio Footprints.
My artistic works have been featured in publications such as Average Art, The Tap Love Tour Podcast, What Moves You, and Not Random Art.
I first started tap dancing at the age of 10 under the direction of my Mom.
I consider myself a musician, and the tap shoes are my instrument. My style is deeply rooted in the aesthetic of jazz music and heavily shaped by playing in numerous jam sessions around Europe and New York City, however, my art transcends the boundaries of genres. It is merely a tool to create the most genuine and sophisticated expression possible. A catalyst to explore art as an extension of the human experience.
I call myself a tap dance musician because neither dance nor music could exist without the other. However, I don't move to look a certain way, I move to sound a certain way.
If you are looking to learn Salsa, Merengue, or Bachata--You have come to the right place!
As you work with me you will become more and more comfortable dancing so that you are ready for the fiesta!
I began my dance studies in Puerto Rico with traditional Bomba Y Plena. Currently, I teach latin dance with several NYC based companies.
My name is Ra. I am a dancer, poet, and educator. I specialize in teaching conversational Spanish, Latin Dance, and Spoken Word Poetry. I am a native Spanish speaker. Originally from Puerto Rico, I grew up between PR and New York City. I graduated from The New School University and lived abroad several years teaching language in Bilingual Schools. I began my dance studies back home in Puerto Rico with traditional Boricua roots music like Bomba y Plena. I now work for several dance companies/organizations, perform spoken word poetry, and teach dance/poetry/spanish to children and adults. As a Teaching Artist I aim to help my students become more comfortable whether it's with learning Spanish or learning to dance Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, or Flamenco.
I believe learning new things opens up a whole new world to us. My goal is f
*If you are booking me for Spanish Lessons please note that I focus mostly on conversational Spanish*
· Dance · In home
· Spanish · In studio
· Spanish · In home
I am a trained educator, and this makes me unique among most people offering dance classes! Many former dance stars go into teaching to make money without any training in HOW to teach. But I am the best of both worlds - high-level training, a professional career under my belt, combined with education in a specific curriculum and teaching techniques. Additionally, I have 10 years of teaching experience. All of this makes me an ideal teacher for adult beginners, or any student who might be getting into dance for the first time, wants to learn dance at a high level, but who also wants to have fun! Students in my class can expect a warm-up, skill, strength, and flexibility building exercises, an opportunity to learn choreography, and a cool down, all within the context of a safe, anatomically correct environment. I teach ballet, contemporary, and modern dance and I can't wait to see you in the studio!
· Contemporary Dance · In studio
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I am the owner and lead dancer of the Dancing Designer, a creative production company. I am a professional dancer with over 12 years experience performing with major recording artist, for music videos, movies, TV shows + award shows. My unique process involves working from the students natural body movement while encompassing the performance elements of body movement + musicality. This organic process helps to solidify the student’s skill set, dance capabilities and confidence.
I love teaching my clients the basic fundamentals and biology of their bodies. It’s amazing to see my students connect to their bodies and/or partners while having an “ah-ha” moment by discovering dance in a refreshing way. When working with couples I enjoy seeing them grow as they learn to trust each other along with the many levels of intimacy dance allows them to have.
I teach a style of free style dancing. This is a combination of hip hop, bopping, popping and some martial art moves (16 years of martial arts).
My other hobbies are
Abstract Fine Art
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